The Best Restaurants in Manhattan for Business Lunches

Manhattan has a ton of restaurants perfect for business lunches, but which ones are the best? We have gathered some of our favorite spots in the city that are perfect for any business lunch that you have planned.


Del Posto

Located right in the heart of Chelsea, Del Posto is the creation of Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, Lidia Bastianich and partner/Executive Chef Mark Ladner. A Prix fixe lunch menu is available and it is open for lunch Monday through Friday 11:30am-2:00pm. 

East Village

The Smith

With several locations throughout the city, The Smith offers a classic a la carte menu to satisfy anybody's taste buds. The Smith East Village is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 8:00am-close. It is located on 55 Third Ave (Between 10th & 11th) 

Financial District

Bobby Van's Steakhouse & Grill

Located inside a former JP Morgan bank vault, this is the perfect place to wine, dine, and negotiate any business deals that may come your way. Known for their famous 12oz New York sirloin, Bobby Van's Steakhouse is a Wall Street classic. Bobby Van's is located at 25 Broad Street and its dining hours are Monday through Friday 11:30am-10:30pm. 


One of America’s “most historic” restaurants, this FiDi steakhouse offers everything from steak to the classic dishes. Winner of OpenTable Diner's Choice in 2015, Delmonico's offers its entire menu for both lunch and dinner so whether you're in the mood for a steak or something a little lighter, they have it all. Delmonico's is located on 56 Beaver St and they are open Monday- Friday 11:30am-10:00pm. 


ABC Kitchen

In alignment with the farm to table movement, Jean-Georges’ ABC Kitchen uses local and organic ingredients to create award winning cuisine. On the back of the menu, ABC Kitchen lists of standards / commitments, including a list of the farmers they are currently sourcing from. There is a lunch prix fixe menu and a la carte menu as well. Lunch is severed Monday through Friday from 12pm-3pm and located at 35 east 18th street.


Gramercy Tavern

If you are in Gramercy, there is no other place better for a business lunch than Gramercy Tavern. Gramercy Tavern offers contemporary American cuisine where lunch is served in two different sections of the restaurant- the Tavern and the Dining Room. The Tavern serves an à la carte menu for lunch while the Dining Room offers fixed-price and tasting menus with an à la carte option at lunch. Lunch is served in the Dining Room from noon- 2pm Monday through Friday and in the tavern from noon onward every day of the week. 

Greenwich Village

Gotham Bar & Grill

With numerous awards, Gotham Bar and Grill has lured diners into this established Greenwich Village location for the past 30 years. Offering an a la carte menu to its diners, it is a well-known establishment for business lunches in the Greenwich Village area. Gotham Bar and Grill is located at 12 East 12th Street and is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 12:00pm–2:15pm. 

Hell's Kitchen

Il Punto Ristorante

With a location that is within blocks Jacob Javits Center, Times Square, Penn Station, and the famed Theater District, Il Punto is a great option for a quick business lunch. Il Punto offers the finest Italian food and a variety of menus to fit your need. They offer an a la carte menu as well as a prix fixe Business Lunch menu. Il Punto is opened for lunch Monday through Friday 12pm -10pm. 

Meatpacking District

Fig & Olive

With three locations throughout the city, Fig & Olive in the Meatpacking district is the perfect place for a business lunch. The Fig & Olive menu changes for each season so you will have a new experience with every new season. They are opened for lunch Monday through Friday, 12pm-4pm and located at 420 West 13th Street. 

Midtown East

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

Located steps from Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall, Del Frisco’s is undoubtedly one of the most classic NYC establishments. Offering a business lunch menu as well as an a la carte menu, Del Frisco’s has something for everyone to enjoy. They also have Gluten Free options available as well. Dining hours are Monday through Friday: 11:30am-5:00pm and its located at  1221 Ave. of the Americas. 

La Fonda Del Sol

Looking to mix up your business lunch spot? La Fonda Del Sol is the perfect place to do so. Offering tapas & Spanish plates, La Fonda del Sol has a menu to feed your soul. They have a lunch prix fixe menu available or you can choose items from their a la carte menu. La Fonda del Sol is located at The Metlife Building and lunch is from Monday-Friday 11:30am-10:30pm. 

La Grenouille 

La Grenouille is a French bistro located right in Midtown East! Since opening its establishment in 1962, it has served to the likes of Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor among the many who have dined at this well-known establishment. The restaurant is charming and will take you out of the crazy Manhattan rush, perfect for a business lunch.  La Grenouille offers À la Carte or Prix Fixe for lunch. Opened Tuesday-Friday from 12:00pm-2:30pm and located at 3 East 52nd Street 

Midtown West

21 Club 

With regular celebrity clients and amazing decor, 21 club truly is an American icon. With a three course prix fixe menu available Monday-Friday in the Bar Room, you can't go wrong. An a la carte menu is also available for those who wish to not partake in the prix fixe menu. Lunch is served Lunch Monday through Friday from 12pm-2:30pm and located at 21 West 52nd Street 

Ma Peche

Looking for something out of the ordinary? Check out Ma Peche! Ma Peche is located within the Chambers Hotel and offers an a la carte menu with an Asian flare. Ma Peche offers small plates, large plates and snacks.  They are opened for lunch Monday through Friday, 11:30am-2:30pm. 

Michael's New York

With a rotating seasonal menu, Michael's offers the freshest ingredients for each season. Offering an a la carte menu, Michael's is located on 24 W 55th Street and open for lunch  Monday-Friday,  12pm-2:30pm. 

Nobu Fifty Seven

From legendary chef Nobu Matsuhisa comes Nobu Fifty Seven. Located midtown west, this sushi spot is home to the likes of Robert De Niro and Mariah Carey. Sushi a la carte as well as main dishes are available for lunchtime and be sure to check out their secret menu item- Sukiyaki Wagyu and Nobu Inaniwa which must be ordered 24 hours in advance. Lunch hours at Nobu Fifty Seven are Monday through Saturday 11:45am-2:15pm and it is located at 40 West 57th Street. 

Quality Italian

Sister restaurant to Quality Meats, Quality Italian serves classic Italian dishes with a modern twist. Whether you are there to try the famed Chicken Parm pizza or want something of a lighter fare, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Located at 57 W 57th Street, this lunch spot is perfect for businesses located right by Central Park. Lunch is served Monday-Friday: 11:30am-3pm. 

Murray Hill

Ai Fiori

Ai Fiori, located at 400 5th Ave in the Murray Hill neighborhood of NYC , offers menu items influenced by the French and Italian Riviera. They offer a 2 course, 3 course, or 5 course lunch menu and they are opened for lunch Monday through Friday, 12pm-2:30pm. 


Minetta Tavern

Minetta Tavern was opened in Greenwich Village in 1937 and was named after the Minetta Brook which ran from 23rd street to the Hudson River. It is best described as “Parisian steakhouse meets classic New York City tavern”. Minetta Tavern is located at 113 Mac Dougal St and is open for lunch Wednesday through Friday, 12pm-3pm. 



Galli Restaurant features Italian comfort food and exceptional cocktails on charming, cobblestoned Mercer Street in the heart of Soho. The offer a regular lunch menu as well as a family style menu and is open for lunch Monday through Friday 11am-11pm. 

Theater District

The Capital Grille

Fan favorites like the signature burger and the Kona Crusted strip steak are just a few favorites that make up the lunch menu at The Capital Grille. Offering an a la carte menu for you to enjoy whatever you please, and located right in the theater district, this is definitely a favorite for business lunches in the area. Located in the Time-Life building at 120 W 51st Street, The Capital Grille lunch hours are Monday through Friday 11:30am-11pm. Also, check out The Capital Grille at Wall Street and by the Chrysler building! 


Locanda Verde

With a seasonal Italian menu, Locanda Verde has something for everyone to enjoy. Locanda Verde is located at 377 Greenwich St and offers lunch Monday through Friday 11:30am-3pm. 

Palm Restaurant

The Palm first opened its doors in 1926 right in NYC and has since become a legend. It’s a place not only to enjoy an excellent meal but also catch up with old friends or close a business deal. Palm Restaurant offers a regular lunch menu as well as a business lunch menu and is opened for lunch Monday through Friday 11:30am-3pm. 

Upper East Side

Atlantic Grill

Atlantic Grill has been located on the Upper East Side 1998 and has been a staple there ever since. Atlantic Grill offers a traditional lunch menu as well as a prix-fixe menu and is open for lunch Monday through Friday, 11:30am until close. 

Upper West Side

Nougatine at Jean-Georges

From acclaimed chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, comes Nougatine. Nougatine would be described as the more causal sister of Jean-Georges. It offers some of the same signature dishes as Jean-Georges as well as some different dishes. A lunch tasting menu is offered or an a la carte menu as well. Located right at Central park west, lunch is served Monday through Saturday from 11:45am- 3:30pm 

West Village

Market Table

Located on the corner of Carmine and Bedford Streets in the West Village, Market Table offers a seasonal American menu. Market Table offers lunch Monday through Friday, 11:30am-2:30pm. 


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